Types of liquor licences
Licences for liquor service at one-time public or private events:
- Community or commercial event, theatre, or food and wine fair
- Private event for members and invited guests only
Consists of two types of licences:
- Minors allowed for the sale and consumption of liquor where food is the primary source of business,
- Minors prohibited where liquor is the primary source of business.
Licences are for the sale and consumption of liquor in locations where people pay an entrance or user fee or buy a ticket, such as a recreational facility, tourist facility, race track, sports stadium, convention centre, theatre, or certain types of transportation.
Licences are for the sale and consumption of liquor within a facility that is not open to the public but is primarily for use of members such as a clubhouse.
Licences are for the sale of liquor that will be consumed off-site, such as a retail liquor store or off-sales.
Licences are for the manufacture of beer, wine, or spirits, such as a distiller, vintner, or brewer.
Liquor licence applications/objections
The AGLC Board will consider objections to a new licence within 21 days of posting for these types of applications:
- All Class A, B, C, D, and E liquor licences for new premises
- Existing licensed premises applying for more Class A, B, C, D, or E licences
- Changes to the class of existing liquor licensees
- Relocation of existing licensed premises
View a complete list of current Proposed Licence Applications.
The AGLC will consider other objections to a licence under the:
- Licensee Handbook
- Retail Liquor Stores Handbook
- General Merchandise Liquor Store Operating Guidelines
You may send objections to:
Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission
50 Corriveau Avenue
St. Albert, AB T8N 3T5
email: Inspections.Mailbox@aglc.ca or contact Inspections at an AGLC office.
The AGLC does not regulate these factors, which are the responsibility of the municipality:
- The number of liquor stores
- The location of stores and space between stores
- Matters that involve retail competition
- Community image, safety, and property values